Advancements to Cox Creek facility to reduce millions of pounds of pollution annually
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Anne Arundel County leadership in Maryland recently celebrated the successful completion of upgrades to the Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), designed to drastically reduce pollutants in local waterways.
The facility began processing wastewater earlier this month, improving the quality of water that discharges into the Chesapeake Bay. Black & Veatch is providing construction management and inspection services on the ongoing project, including design review, project controls and budget and schedule management.
Water providers have been collecting and utilizing data to perform important but traditional tasks: Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) devices speed information across networks, and smart metering infrastructure systems measure consumption and contribute to customer billing. But, as utilities wrestle with addressing aging foundational assets while balancing limited capital and rising calls for lower costs and safer water, there is new urgency to explore how data can drive and optimize asset performance and reduce risk.
ATLANTA, August 8, 2017 /3BL Media/– Yesterday, the Latin American Association (LAA), the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Cox Enterprises partnered to bridge the digital divide in the Hispanic community by opening a new Technology Center in Atlanta. The new technology center is part of LULAC’s Empower Hispanic America with Technology (EHAT) initiative which ensures Hispanic communities have access to dependable technology and useful resources that will empower them to succeed.
GeoCARB Expands Company’s Experience in Both Earth-Monitoring and Hosted Payloads
PALO ALTO, Calif., August 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Scientists will get a better understanding of our planet’s carbon cycle and vegetation health through a first-of-a-kind NASA instrument built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory (GeoCARB) mission will use an advanced infrared spectrograph hosted on a commercial geosynchronous satellite. The project is led by Principal Investigator Dr. Berrien Moore at the University of Oklahoma.
Each morning, Katie Pehrson checks her smartphone, puts on her smartwatch and starts her day. As she shuts the door behind her, her thermostat adjusts to save energy while she’s gone. She leaves home with the peace of mind provided by her smart security system and smart smoke detector, both of which notify her smartphone if any problems arise while she is at work. Smart, right?
Yahoo!, the Democratic National Convention and the U.S. Department of Justice were among the high-profile victims hit by major cyber attacks in 2016. Many people believe it’s only a matter of time before a water utility joins the list. Some consider physical security to be the weak link in ensuring a well-protected water supply; while others worry that the Internet of Things has created an incalculable number of entry points for hackers to create mischief.
Boeing Global Engagement to hone charitable giving strategy and focus
CHICAGO, August 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced an organizational realignment, strategy update and branding refresh of the company’s philanthropic giving organization.
The new organization, Boeing Global Engagement, aims to bring greater value to Boeing, its employees and stakeholders through a renewed approach to global community investments and employee engagement activities. The restructured Global Engagement organization, which replaces Global Corporate Citizenship, will remain part of Boeing’s Government Operations function.
General Motors thinks of waste as a resource out of place. To help make the zero-waste mindset more mainstream, the company engages others in its mission, including students. Most recently it was Texas A&M University’s College of Architecture helping reimagine waste materials to keep them in use.
Imagine that a doctor could fully examine a patient’s heart, from all angles, before a single incision is made. Or see real patient data as a hologram: zooming in on troublesome areas, enlarging areas of concern. If a tumor is spotted, a doctor “walks” around the area, examining it on all sides.
The future of electric utilities is tightly bound to their ability to provide automated distribution of electric services. To support these evolving intelligent delivery systems, reliable high performance Internet Protocol (IP) data communications are required. Today’s utility communications networks consist of two distinct parts: Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT), with the IT network supporting the business operations and the OT network supporting electric service delivery operations.